Auditorium Manager/Assistant Dispatcher 11159-2022 - #689604

Vancouver Public Schools

Date: 1 week ago

City: Vancouver, Washington

Salary: $29 - $34 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Description

Auditorium Manager/Assistant Dispatcher

8 hours per day, 12 months per year

We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.

Résumés should include education, relevant experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying.

All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.


    A Bachelor’s degree or four (4) years of substantive leadership experience in working and managing all aspects of on-stage activities with all user groups in the community setting, or a comparable combination of education and experience.

    Professional experience in technical theatre, stage management and design required.

    Strong organizational and management skills.

    Ability to build effective teams with administrators, teachers and students.

    Strong interpersonal communication and marketing skills.

    Adept at the use and application of technology in a dynamic and multi-functional setting.

    Ability to work effectively in an environment of changing and often time shifting priorities.

    Excellent customer service skills.

    Ability to work a flexible working schedule to meet the needs of theatre and production events.

    Dispatching office experience and experience with routing and scheduling of a bus fleet is highly desired.

    Working knowledge of WESPAC Skyward Student Data System, computerized routing programs, and GPS software preferred.

    Knowledge of department and district administrative field and athletic trip processes desired.

    Ability to read, understand and interpret road and street maps ad translate the information into a computerized routing and map system.

    Ability to sustain poise and confidence in managing emotional and difficult situations.

    Possess good verbal and written communication skills.

    Ability to read, comprehend, manage, and prioritize large quantities of paperwork.

Other Requirements:

    Ability to lift and move moderately sized objects up to 50 pounds

    Regular attendance to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements

    Ability to read and handle large quantities of paperwork.

    Ability to move around the office and transportation complex in order to deal with emergencies.

Essential Functions:

    Work in a flexible and cooperative manner

    Treat co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and others with dignity and respect at all times

    Serve as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students

A person in this classification may do any or all of the following tasks for assigned school and community:

    Establish and maintain partnerships between the school district, building, community, and local businesses to enhance community participation to promote the use of district facilities and to support the district’s/building’s technical production programs.

    Manage all aspects of on – stage productions, including coordinating technical production needs for both internal and community users.

    Supervise the lighting, audio and other technical coordination required for user production(s).

    Plan and coordinate crew responsible for all stage activities.

    Coordinate and communicate (orally and in-person) with production director(s) in identifying facility spacing and equipment specifications for all building events.

    Supervise the use of all stage and theatre equipment and serves in the lead role to ensure that use of facility meets district guidelines for efficient and safe use and operation of the facility equipment.

    Supervise assembly, disassembly and overall operation of all facility events.

    Serve as building liaison to facility user groups.

    Assure that regular bus routes and special trips are covered adequately (primarily responsible for regular education students). Includes maintaining bus operations status board; assigning and monitoring route complexes, buses, and drivers; advising building officials of changes; securing and instructing pre-qualified substitute drivers’ and processing transportation requests and assigning drivers for special trips. Maintain continuing check on student bus count and make bus and/or route changes as necessary.

    Be able to adjust schedule as requested and as needed by the transportation department

    Respond to questions from public concerning routes, bus stops, schedules, loads, rules, and regulations. Process all bus stop requests and route changes. Includes inspecting locations, making recommendation to supervisor, and communicating decision to interested parties

    Supervise and evaluate substitute bus drivers and prepare performance evaluations.

    Assist Senior Dispatcher to maintain special education records on both paper and electronically to insure accurate and current data is maintained.

    Maintain a service effective rotation of buses and radios.

    Follow established district procedures for response and reporting of emergency situations such as lost students, accidents and other emergency situations.

    Drive a school bus route at any time in emergency situations preferred.

    Create, maintain, print and distribute department forms, documents and spreadsheets as needed.

    Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

It is understood that the district has the right to transfer and assign employees to best fit the needs of the district.


Salary range: New employees will start at the minimum hourly rate in the salary range. However, employees who have verified prior years of service in a similar occupational status from other Washington School Districts or Education School Districts may receive experience credit towards salary placement.

Benefits: Include health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Detailed information, including eligibility criteria, can be found

Primary Location

Community Services

Salary Range

$29.21 - $33.71 / Hourly Rate

Shift Type

Flexible Working Schedule

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